Jimmie Johnson, 37, El Cajon, Calif., No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Lowe's Chevrolet
Johnson, an 11-year veteran, had won 60 races previously, including the 2006 Daytona 500. He became the 10th driver to win the race more than once.
ON THE TRACK
Johnson had just taken the lead from Brad Keselowski when a caution flag flew on the 191st lap, and that allowed him to choose the lane in which he would restart. The top was an obvious choice; it had moved faster all day.
Danica Patrick started from the pole, became the first woman to lead a Daytona 500, stayed near the front all day and finished eighth.
Mark Martin finished third, his best finish since second place in 2007 and only his sixth top-five in 29 starts.
Kevin Harvick won two preliminary events but got caught up in an accident and never challenged. He finished 42nd.
Carl Edwards, coming off a disappointing season, was caught in his fifth crash of Speedweeks and ended up 33rd.
Toyota cars held the first six positions at one point but managed only one top-10 finish (third with Martin).
Paul Menard, Eau Claire, 21st.
Travis Kvapil, Janesville, 25th, one lap down, after crashing on the final lap.
Matt Kenseth, Cambridge, 37th, 51 laps down, after an engine failure.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 Laps Patrick led.
6 Drivers who won in their 400th career start: Lee Petty, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dave Marcis, Dale Earnhardt and Johnson.
10 Drivers have won more than one Daytona 500.
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